Linked with Newcastle United in August, Lukas Raeder is now third-choice at Bradford City

Porto's Spanish defender Ivan Marcano (L) watches the ball next to Vitoria Setubal's German goalkeeper Lukas Raeder during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs Vitoria Setubal...

The German goalkeeper has struggled to impress in Yorkshire.

Porto's Spanish defender Ivan Marcano (L) watches the ball next to Vitoria Setubal's German goalkeeper Lukas Raeder during the Portuguese league football match FC Porto vs Vitoria Setubal...Vitoria Setubal's German goalkeeper Lukas Raeder

This summer Newcastle United found themselves linked with a move for German goalkeeper Lukas Raeder. The Daily Mail reported that Newcastle were keen, along with German giants Borussia Dortmund, in a deal to bring the giant goalkeeper in to increase competition between the sticks.

It came after two seasons at Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal for the former Bayern Munich youngster, who had also been on a trial spell at Southampton.

Bayern Munich's goalkeeper Lukas Raeder poses during the team photo call of German first division Bundesliga football club FC Bayern Munich at the trainings area in Munich, southern...Bayern Munich's former goalkeeper Lukas Raeder 

In the end no deal ever happened for Raeder to head to St James’ Park, but he did find another club in England to play for. It was not however a Premier League team, nor a Championship team, but rather one playing in League One.

Raeder joined Bradford City at the end of August on a short-term deal until the start of January. Judging by his exploits at Valley Parade, Newcastle fans will not feel they have missed out.

Colin Doyle of Bradford City in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Bradford City at Sixfields on September 23, 2017 in Northampton, England.Colin Doyle of Bradford City in action

Rather than walk straight into a regular starting spot with the Bantams the 23-year-old has played just once for the club - an EFL Trophy game against Manchester City.

He now finds himself the number three choice for Bradford, behind Colin Doyle and fellow countryman Rouven Sattelmaier.

Newcastle and Dortmund will not feel too aggrieved on Raeder slipping off of their transfer radar in the summer.

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